• Studio In Art

    Studio In Art offers the student a foundation for future art courses and provides art exposure for the student desiring a one-time experience. Students study the history and appreciation of art while completing a variety of one and two dimensional projects.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Portfolio review
    Final project

     Studio In Creative Crafts I

    This course is intended as an introduction to arts and crafts. Students are introduced to the basic concepts, media, and techniques involved in a variety of craft forms. An understanding of history and other cultures will be studied. Projects may include: jewelry, ceramics, paper mache’, fabric and papermaking.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 semester subject
    ½ unit of credit
    Final project

    Studio In Creative Crafts II

    This course is designed to heighten sensitivity to form/shape, to improve the abilities of expression through a three-dimensional format and to enhance the sense of craft and aesthetic by way of experiencing a variety of materials and processes. Students will continue to explore a variety of media. Projects may include: functional art, glass, mosaics, bookmaking, basic illustration, and batik.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 semester subject
    ½ unit of credit
    Final project

    Digital Drawing and Illustration

    This course will introduce students to the world of digital drawing and illustration. Students will use pressure sensitive digital tables to learn about illustrating figures, animals, fantasy creatures, and explore animated character development. Students will create drawings in their sketchbook, learn to transfer drawings to a digital format and explore light and color variations. Students will learn basic software skills in Procreate and Photoshop as well as use traditional illustration materials.  No previous knowledge required, but a strong interest in drawing is recommended.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 semester subject
    ½ unit of credit

     Digital Animation

    This course is designed to expose students to a wide range of animation techniques. During this course, students will learn about the history and evolution of early animation. Emphasis will be on the processes involved in the creation of animation, digital drawing, storyboarding, creating character, background design and sound design. The class will consist of demonstrations, viewing of related works, hands-on experimentation, and critiquing. Weekly projects will further a student’s exploration of animation approaches and techniques. Knowing the industry standard animation and interactivity tool Adobe Photoshop and Procreate can help you get a foothold in the exciting multimedia world. Experience in digital drawing, traditional drawing or completion of Digital Drawing and Illustration is highly recommended.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 semester subject
    ½ unit of credit

    Drawing And Painting 1

    In this course students begin to explore a variety of subject matters and themes including still life, nature, landscape, and the human form. Students work from observation and from photographic sources. They will begin to explore a variety of medium including the use of graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Students will study the work of accomplished artists, good design practices, composition, and art history as it relates to the lesson. Students are required to keep a portfolio of their work including a sketchbook and finished artwork.  
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Portfolio review
    Final project

    Drawing And Painting II

    This course further develops the student’s concepts acquired in Drawing I by applying creative assignments using black and white and color media such as; graphite, charcoal, pastel, color pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint with more intense focus on personal context. Some subjects will be still life, figurative drawing, perspective drawing, and drawing from life. Students will continue to study accomplished artists, good design practices, and art history as it relates to the lessons.  Students are required to keep a portfolio of their work including a sketchbook and finished artworks.
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Final project & portfolio review
    Prerequisite: Drawing And Painting I

     Studio In Photography

    Student learn critical thinking skills by writing, researching, and creating through the art of photography. Technical skills including; camera operation, exposure and light, and basic Photoshop techniques are covered. Students study the history of photography, master photographers, art criticism, and design elements of composition to increase visual literacy.
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Mid term exam & final project

    Advanced Photography I

    Students learn how to load and operate a 35mm film camera, use the F/16 rule for proper exposure, develop a roll of 35mm film, and pull a traditional black and white darkroom print using intermediate printing techniques and color tone processing.
    Grades 11, 12
    1 semester subject
    ½ unit of credit
    Final project
    Prerequisite: Studio In Photography

    Studio In Sculpture

    This class will explore traditional and contemporary materials, aesthetics, and theories of three-dimensional art. Students experience a variety of sculptural methods and work with many different materials. Processes include additive, subtractive and constructive methods using modeling techniques, carving and assemblage. Students may model portraits and figures from clay, carve forms using microcrystalline wax and stone, make use of molds to cast various materials, and construct with metal, wood, and found objects. Basic studio equipment is provided though students do need to supply some personal equipment and supplies.
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Final project

    Studio In Video

    Studio In Video allows students the opportunity to produce videos. Students learn technical skills in filming, lighting, sound, special camera effects and editing. This course does allow for those who have prior experience to work at their level of expertise.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 semester course
    ½ unit of credit
    Final project

    Advanced Studio In Video

    This video production class is an investigation of the relationship between conceptual ideas and moving images in video. Students script, shoot, edit, and create short video works complete with soundtrack. All editing is done digitally and includes some postproduction. Works may be made for screen, installation, performance, or interactive format. All production is within a fine arts context.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    1 semester course
    ½ unit of credit
    Final project
    Prerequisite: Studio In Video

    Advanced Placement - Studio Art Drawing

    This course is designed similar to a college level course for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art. Students explore all aspects of 2-D art including a variety of drawing and painting methods. Students should be motivated and have demonstrated excellence in previous Art courses. Advanced Placement Studio Art does not conclude with a written exam; instead, students submit portfolios for evaluation at the end of the school year. Preparatory summer work is required.
    Grades 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    A.P. exam ($95.00) and portfolio slide fee
    Prerequisite: two years of Art experience which includes drawing and painting